Xin Quan Fang, fondly known as ‘ma ta liu curry mee’ to locals churns out inarguably the best Hainanese curry mee and bean sprouts in town. It is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Nasi Ganja. Funny how two of the most famous food in Ipoh are just across a street from each other.
You can opt for a variety of additional toppings here including roast pork, poached chicken, char siew and prawns. I am starting to wonder if the big bowl curry mee at Selayang actually borrowed this idea from them.
If you opt for the large portion, the side dishes are served in a separate bowl. It’s better this way, as it won’t add any foreign flavor to the noodle. The curry broth, although light, has a distinctively sharp and aromatic taste of spices that’s totally unique to Ipoh. It’s totally different from what you get in Penang and KL, and that alone is reason enough to drop by.
Expect to wait in queue, as the coffee shop is quite small and the customers kept pouring in. Also, do note that they tend to sell out sooner than the official closing time, so come as early as possible to avoid disappointments.
Business hours: 7.30am till finish (1pm)
Tel: 016-531 4193